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The applicants do not have to be residents of Minnesota. The applicants must provide proper identification along with Social Security numbers.

If the applicant were previously married, they must show proof of divorce, death, or annulment from the most recent marriage.

Minnesota has a waiting period of five (5) working days. This waiting period can be waived a district judge if the circumstances are considered to be “extraordinary.”

Fee is $110 for those who don’t provide written proof of premarital education. Fee is $40 for those who do take an authorized premarital education course that has a minimum of 12 hours. Minnesota does not require blood tests.

Brides and grooms who are 16 and 17 years old need parental consent or court approval.
Judges, clerks of court, court commissioners, and licensed ministers, priests or rabbis, as well as representatives of Bahai, Hindu, Quaker and American Indian religious groups are authorized to perform weddings in Minnesota.

The applicant will need at least two witnesses at the wedding ceremony. The witnesses must be at least 16 years of age.

License is valid for six (6) months.

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